From the Mascot Files: 100, 75, 50 or 25 Years Ago
100 Years Ago
(Nov. 9, 1920)
Accident doesn't deter
woman from voting
Mrs. George Broughton of Westerheim Township was on her way to vote in the upcoming election last Tuesday morning when she fell out of the wagon and sustained a broken wrist.
Dr. Sanderson was sent for to tend to Mrs. Broughton, who went to the polls that afternoon to vote.
Halloween parties hosted
by junior, senior classes
The junior and senior classes gave Halloween parties last Friday evening (Nov. 5). The seniors held its party at the school, while the juniors host their party at the Legion hall. Both parties were reported to be a big success.
First snow of year
The first snow of the year fell last Sunday afternoon. It snowed all Sunday (Nov. 7) afternoon and part of Monday morning. About four inches of snow was reported here. Tuesday dawned bright and the sun was out all day.
75 Years Ago
(Nov. 9, 1945)
School carnival raises
funds for band uniforms
A carnival will be staged by pupils and faculty of the Minneota Public School on Friday, Nov. 16 with proceeds being used to purchase uniforms for members of the high school band. T
he school band here is one of the few in this section of the state which does not have uniforms. By putting on a carnival, it is expected that part of the money for outfitting the organization will be raised.
Victory Bond drive
numbers up this week
Minneota's totals in the Victory Bond drive, which started on Oct. 29 throughout the nation, went up $1,300 this week, bringing the amount of pledges here up to $45,629.
Fall work on the farms has slowed up the drive in the rural precincts, but it is believed that as soon as the farmers have more time to put into campaign work, the district will go over the top of the goal set.
No action taken
at veterans' meeting
A group of about 50 veterans of World War II, meeting at the Village Hall here for the purpose of organizing a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Minneota, heard talks by officers of that organization from neighboring towns, but took no steps in forming a post here.
The young veterans are planning another at the hall next week to decide whether or not to form a VFW post, and are urging every veteran in this community to attend.
50 Years Ago
(Nov. 5, 1970)
as State Senator
State Senator J.A. Josefson of Minneota, who has served four terms in the Minnesota Legislature and was seeking re-election during the recent campaign, narrowly edged George Abrahamsen of Marshall in his district.
Josefson has 4,599 votes to 4,579 for his opponent.
St. Edwards’s statue
damaged on Halloween
Vandals broke off both of the outstretched arms of the Blessed Virgin statue that stands just outside of the St. Edward’s School in Minneota.
Police Officer Alphonse DePestel said the damage to the statue was the only incident that marred another quiet Halloween.
Fischer wins bid again
as state representative
"Cap" Fischer won his re-election bid as district state representative. Fischer beat Dr. W.W. Merritt 4,986 to 4,218 votes. Other winners in the 1970 election were: W.B. Hendrickson, County Auditor; Cecil R. Snyder, County Treasurer; Gladys Driggs, Register of Deeds; John Tomasek, County Sheriff; Patrick J. Leary, County Attorney; H, Vernon English, County Surveyor; Harris Persons, Clerk of District Court; and Joseph Brewers, Chet Rewerts and Paul Knoblauch, County Commissioners.
Vikings close season
with loss to Danes
The Minneota Vikings football team closed out the season with a 38-22 loss to the Tyler Danes last Friday evening. The Vikings completed the season with a record of 5-3-1.
Tyler's David Wells scored all five of his team's touchdowns. The Viking had a 22-16 lead at halftime, but were outscored 22-0 in the second half. Randy Obe had 22 tackles for Minneota.
25 Years Ago
(Nov. 1, 1995)
runners win section meet
The Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI cross country team, under the coaching of Bill Bredeson and Patti Merritt, swept the section meet at Slayton, catapulting both teams into the state tournament this Saturday at Northfield. A special fan bus will be going to Northfield for the state meet at St. Olaf College. Brian Leibfried of Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI was the section champion for the boys race.
Halloween cold, snowy
The Halloween holiday was covered in a ghostly blanket of one inch of snow as temperatures remained below normal. Highs reached 55 degrees earlier in the week, but nighttime temps dipped to 18 degrees on Sunday night.
Pheasant hunters alerted
to corn borer outbreak
Pheasant hunters taking to the fields will find many corn plants in southern Minnesota in fragile condition because of an outbreak of an insect called European corn borer.
The insect invades the stalks, shanks and ears of corn. Feeding and boring by larvae weakens the shanks and stalks so that even a slight wind causes the ears to drop to the ground.
It is extremely important that hunters talk to farmers before entering any for fields as its very easy for corn stalks to be broken and ears to fall to the ground, rendering them useless for farmers to harvest.
GMT Women of Today
meet in Granite Falls
The fall district meeting of the Women of Today was held at DeToy's Restaurant in Granite Falls on Oct. 28.
Attending from the Ghent-Minneota-Taunton Women of Today group were Kathy Jirele, Diane Myhre, Linda Pedersen, Michelle Steele, Barb Okrina, Sue Buysse ansd Nancy Wiese.
The GMT Women of Today were recognized for their outstanding efforts with the following awards: Michelle Steele, First Year Member of the Quarter; and the GMT group was named Chapter of the Quarter and also received the Lady Mile Award.